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Napping for Health, Healing, and Profits

Many older articles and studies link napping to bad sleep hygiene. Scientists worried that napping during the day would ruin your nightly sleep and make you sleep less deeply. It is kind of like the theory that eating a snack will ruin dinner later. You want to be hungry enough, or sleepy enough in this case to really get into a deep restful sleep. It has been the theory and fashion to shun naps up until recently. Napping has been considered something that lazy people do. But shorter naps have come back into fashion as long as you use sleep hygiene principles for your naps just like your nighttime sleeping. It turns out that napping might just be a normal...

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Can Weighted Blankets Help You Sleep Better?

Weighted blankets or therapy blankets were originally designed for kids with autism spectrum conditions, but they are a godsend for anyone who needs a little help getting to sleep and staying asleep. A weighted blanket makes sense when we think about baby swaddling. Parents have known for centuries about the effect of tightly wrapping a baby in swaddling cloth to soothe them and help them stay asleep. How do weighted blankets work to calm the nervous system? Deep pressure stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system also known as the rest regenerate and relax part of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system modulates all of your bodily functions; digestion, blood pressure, breathing, fluid balance, etc. A weighted blanket can mimic deep...

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How to Find a Great Chiropractor

Chiropractic treatments can be helpful with healing injuries and keeping your muscles and joints healthy. When you find a great chiropractor they can help resolve pain that MDs only mask with pain medications. It’s worth the time it takes to do the research and find a chiropractor you can trust. And if you don’t have time to shop for a good chiropractor our physical therapy wooden neck pillow with lavender can help you realign your neck vertebrae in just ten minutes a day. This beautiful beach wood neck pillow has a removable lavender aromatherapy sachet and a washable pillowcase. What Do Chiropractors Do? Chiropractors use manipulation of joints, bones, and soft tissue to treat issues with muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones,...

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The 16 Best Classic Bedtime Stories to Read to Your Kids

Do you remember the books your parents read to you before bed? If you have young children you might get to tell them stories or read to them as they get ready to fall asleep. This is a special time to bond with your child and make them feel safe for the long dark snooze. Bedtime stories are an ancient ritual probably as old as the campfires our ancestors snuggled down next to in their caves. People who could tell good stories to make the evenings less fearful were popular. Storytelling became an art and helped us with communication and preserving history. Writing didn’t begin until about 1700 B.C in Phoenicia, but cave paintings and later pictograms and hieroglyphics tell...

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The Benefits of Heating Pads for better Sleep

Heat therapy goes back to ancient times when the Chinese, Japanese, and Greeks used hot springs to treat injuries and sore muscles. Hot baths with Epsom salts and aromatherapy herbs can help soothe and relax sore muscles. Heating pads like our organic cherry pit heating pad can be helpful to relieve neck shoulder and body aches. Our heating pad is a nice way to wind down after a long day. It can also be a part of your nighttime routine for getting ready for sleep. Heating pads can soothe menstrual pain, low back pain, and many other types of chronic pain. Hot compresses and heating pads are often used for gallbladder pain. Saunas and heating pads are a type of...

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